Thursday, March 19, 2009

Two Self Portraits Glimpsed in a Dusty Mirror

Glimpsed Self Portrait With Open Mouth
Oil on linen on MDF

Self Portrait on Berger Linen
Oil on Linen on MDF

Whenever I am disatisfied with my painting I invariably find myself turning to self portraiture. These small sketches were painted quickly without any attempt at artifice, vanity or even self expression. I'm more interested in the paint than anything else. I deliberately distanced myself from the mirror which is also very dirty and gives me only a dim view of my reflection, about the size of a postage stamp.

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